WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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episcopal church THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE
St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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Epiphany

THE BROTHERS MCMAHON IN CONCERT! Our own Griffin McMahon and brother Sean will team up for a singer/songwriter concert on Saturday, February 18 at 5:30 pm, right here at your favorite church! No admission fee, but free will offerings (maybe $5—10?) gladly accepted!    

 

UP FOR A CATHEDRAL ROAD TRIP? On Saturday, March 4, we hope to carpool with a number of parishioners who will be attending the Diocesan Spring Learning Event with the theme, “Our Stories Speak of God.” Help us to reimagine church in a fun way—and learn a lot in the process! GREAT way to pump up the Spirit inside you—and in our church! Please see Father Chip if you are interested to join us, or may have questions. THREE SPOTS LEFT!!

 

THE DIOCESE OF MASSACHUSETTS HAS PUT OUTsome excellent reading materials entitled, “The Epiphany Papers,” which we’ve printed out for your convenience. Each week, we’ll leave a few copies on the information table in the Parish Hall for you to pick up. New topics and readings each week—highly recommended! These readings are also designed to be read in connection with the Diocese’s current mission to “Reimagine Our Congregations” and are particularly well-suited to those joining us for the March 4 Diocesan Spring Learning Event (see above).

 

LENT IS ALMOST HERE! With Ash Wednesday, March 1, right around the corner, we’ll prepare for a season when we take our joys and hold them inside us as we take stock of our lives with God and each other. We’ll have two Ash Wednesday services, including the imposition of ashes, at Noon and at 6:00 pm. Please feel to pick up a fine booklet of daily meditations, “Ashes and the Phoenix,” to help you with your Lenten observance (anticipated to arrive the week of February 19).

 

…and on that note: LET’S GIVE UP RACISM FOR LENT! Seems that lots of us ‘give up’ something decadent for Lent, so why not take a strong look at our own propensity for racism? Please join us for a BOOK DISCUSSION on “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America,” for a compelling, informative, and hopeful look at both terrible truths and the wonderful truth of God’s ongoing, redeeming love.   PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE SIGN UP SHEET IN THE PARISH HALL IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A BOOK, OR BE PART OF OUR CONVERSATION.

 

 

DON’T COOK TONIGHT! HEAD OUT TO A COMMUNITY SUPPER! Any night of the week you can find a FREE DINNER and some good social time with Island friends—FOR FREE—at a Community Supper. St Andrew’s Church hosts the suppers on MONDAYS, and there are always a number of your fellow parishioners there to enjoy a meal with—so leave the pots and pans at home and come join us! 5:30 pm Mondays at St Andrew’s Church.

 

The other Community Supper sites are as follow: Tuesdays, 5:30 pm, Chilmark Community Church; Wednesdays, 5:30 pm, First Congregational Church of West Tisbury; Thursdays, 5:00 pm, St Augustine’s Church, VH; Fridays, 5:00 pm, First Baptist Church, VH; Saturdays, 6:00 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, Oak Bluffs; and Sundays, 12:30 pm, The Federated Church, Edgartown.

 

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 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

 

Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott, Carrie Caldwell, Jessica Buckley and Leon Brathwaite